L'Unità Enoteca
L'Unità Enoteca

L'Unità Enoteca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lunita.ca/
  • Phone: 4169648686x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: available for private functions
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Gash
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: L'Unità offers an array of possibilities for special events and parties. From an exclusive private event in our dining room, to intimate gatherings in your home, we will make sure that it is a once in a life time experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: The dining room at L'Unità Enoteca can accommodate groups of up to 60 guests for a sit down dinner. Reception and cocktail events can be configured for up to 100.
  • Private Party Contact: David Minicucci 4169648686x
  • Special Events: $35 'Prezzo Fisso' Mondays + No Corkage

    Half Price Wine Tuesdays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Davenport
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available + Pay Lot across the road
A word from L'Unità Enoteca
Located in the heart of Upper Yorkville, L'Unità Enoteca has been serving the neighborhood for over six successful years. Offering seasonal local fare described as 'New Italian with a Canadian Heart', L'Unità  features a broad menu of new classics following the slow food cooking movement. All items are made in house from scratch, including all breads, pasta and desserts. Keeping in theme with the menu concept, the wine program at L'Unità Enoteca boasts exclusive labels representing regional Italy and local top producers from Niagara, Prince Edward County & B.C.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
L'Unità Enoteca reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (46)romantic (40)notable wine list (31)special occasion (26)good for groups (25)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (9)scenic view (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Have been to most of the Yorkville restauratants and this is my new favorite. Went with my family and had the best time. Great food, all prepared in house, great ambience with a very friendly staff. A real neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World class service
    paolobaby
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While the meal was a delight, including excellent pasta, and perfectly done branzino, the service was impeccable. We lingered for about 2 1/2 hours without feeling rushed. One of our guests had health issues which didn't allow her to order from the menu, and there were no issues with taking up a valuable spot in the restaurant. The wine sommelier was very professional in opening the fine wine we brought along for dinner. Their bartender made me a perfect martini, difficult with my peculiar request. It was all in all a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KayT
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food is outstanding! One of my favourites in the whole city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • L'Unita never fails
    RichyRich
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've eaten at L'Unita many times since it opened and it has been a consistent and reliable experience. The location is great - close to city centre but not too close to be in amongst the uber-trendy, here today, gone tomorrow kind of place! The pastas are always excellent as most of the appetizers I've ever had. Service is always courteous and knowledgable and you leave feeling like your business is/was truly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place
    Ceviche
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Just returened from Italy and was craving Italian cuisine. Overall excellent experience. Very attentive and gracious waitstaff. Good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Resto in Toronto
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dave and staff run an AMAZING restaurant!! It's our favourite in Toronto and our automatic "go-to" when we want an outstanding dinner. The food is phenomenal, staff is always attentive, and the atmosphere is warm and friendly (music is always great too!). Dave always has a great wine suggestion and the cannoli are out of this world. If you haven't eaten here, you're missing out!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Outstanding
    ElstonVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been to L'Unita about 7 or 8 times. Each time the food and service is outstanding. It just does not disappoint in any way. Top 3 restaurants n Toronto. And I have been everywhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOeat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was quite impressed with the service at L'Unita. I had to make a couple of time changes to my reservation for family reasons, and they were very nice and accommodating. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating as well. L'Unita is lively and fun - a great ambiance. We went with another couple, but it's a great place for group occasions. I never write reviews but felt it was important to applaud them for their superior service. The food was also fantastic! Veal meatball pizza was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    mcmsfVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We both enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience: the food (we had the Summerlicious prix fixe) w sardine crostinis (wonderful), fish, dessert--all great, plus the wine recommendation was spot-on. We will definitely return when back in Toronto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but noisy
    Sated
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We dined at L'Unita during Summerlicious and appreciated that they didn't cut corners because of the Prix Fix Menu. Particularly enjoyed the Sardine Starter and the Cannoli. We enjoyed the food and would return, but we didn't enjoy the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • L'Unita
    Martin
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is what Summerlicious should be. It introduced us to a restaurant to which we should return. The food excellent, imaginative, well prepared. The service was good. What more is there to say.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • can't wait to go back!
    Ant66
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    awesome food..............so well done ;-) looking forward to returning for more awesomenesssss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing, despite food
    Tworedshoes
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great to try a new spot, and the food was really lovely. The service was great, too, but I'm not sure I'll go back. Here's why: While we really legged it to get there on time, our table was 15 minutes late. And the main room has a great feel, but we were seated in what is somewhat irredeemably a hallway to the kitchen. Kind of a let down, unfortunately.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I don't want my friends miss this
    foodle
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The surprise or delight is, even a common material like pork kabob as appetizer is done to the finest possible. It's as tender and juicy as young chicken. Only the flavor confirms it's pork. And unlike most fried fish fillet, which are often cooked to a chewy and fibrous state, my fish is so smooth and tender that I think it's done by slow cooking. While steak is my husband's favorite, he's often disappointed that the steak is either overdone or comes with lots of non-chewable tissue. Of course there's nothing like this at L'Unita. As a real plus, the people here repeatedly explain and make it very clear about how he like the steak to be done. The dessert is also done to taste the finest. You don't want to miss the last lick of the cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Herbert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It was a great night - the food was terrific and the Rob and Helen their staff was up, efficient and smiley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was good. I enjoyed the sardine crostini, I think I will need a regular fix. My friend had the crispy smelts also a hit. We followed with two pizzas they were light and tasty The service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Chefwannabe
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A truly outstanding restaurant. Service was great and the food was the best we had in Toronto. Sardines are a must have whether you think you will like them or not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around
    Atrane3VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We chose to come back to Enoteca for our last dinner in Toronto and it didn't disappoint. Thanks Madison for your suggestions, dry humor and connection - a big factor in our great experience. Four cheese and Nonna's Veal meatball pizzas were off the hook, along with any sorbet, gelato or dessert. Thanks again for being a part of our great time in this lovely city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Atrane3VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We truly enjoyed our experience at L'Unita Enoteca. Wine list is great, the 4 cheese pizza with prosciutto was just about perfect, and my daughter loved her tagliatelle. The desserts were superb as well. What makes this place great is the relaxed, food-first vibe, and the attention from the excellent staff. We are only in Toronto for 4 days and were going back here for our last night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kcahh
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    That staff was very friendly and helpful. They knew their customers by name and treated them like guests in their home. This is a great neighborhood restaurant, that we stumbled on to, because of open table. This would be one of our favorite places if we lived here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • impressed
    BrabusV12
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    First time at L'unita, was very impressed with quality of food and service. Dessert was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favourite Local
    TheHoneymooners
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Since Feb my wife and I have been here 5 times, taken her parents once and twice brought other couples. We love it. Food is an incredible ever changing menu of Italian delights. The antipasto plate might be my favourite in the city. The service is always super friendly, knowledgeable and never pretentious. If you love wine they have an excellent selection and on Tuesdays all wine is 50% off. A truly wonderful dining experience through and through
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brennie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great service. They do not rush you Wonderful food and a fun buzzing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious dining
    luv2eat
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great selection of options throughout the menu. Loved the specials focusing on the wild leek- delicious! The rocket and caesar salads were fresh and plentiful. The cavatelli pasta with octopus was fresh and had just enough spice; the grilled branzino and lamb pasta were also excellent. Wait staff attentive with drinks, water refills etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good new restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Best caesar salad ever - and divided well in the kitchen - Rob was terrific as was Hayley
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic hallway tables
    UptownDiner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The main area of the restaurant was filled with people but our greeter took us to a hallway with about 4 2-seater tables lined against the wall. The hallway led to the kitchen but the ambiance was nice and semi-secluded. Server was cheerful and helpful - she had the chef plate our pasta dish into 2 dishes when she knew we would be sharing the pasta. Calamari appetizer was excellent. Rib pizza was very good. Dessert was nice (especially since I'm not a dessert person) - chocolate truffle cake with candied pecans. Will definitely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    TheHoneymooners
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Since my wife and I moved into the area in Feb we have been to L'unita 4 times. Each visit has surpassed the last. The Grazing plate is always new and playful. They have an excellent wine list and the menu is fabulous. I have tried a different item each time covering pasta, pizza, chicken, and beef cheeks. All were delicious. The wait staff is friendly, timely and knowledgeable. I would recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    JohnC
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    A small and well executed menu of classic and innovative Italian dishes. Very good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    italianfoodlover
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great food and environment. Nice twist on classic italian dishes and very creative menu. The ambience was fantastic. Very cute restaurant perfect for romantic occasions, celebration dinners, or catching up with friends. The decoration was very unique and the restaurant volume was perfect, some noise but quiet enough that you can have a conversation without shouting. Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 264 reviews are from the L'Unità Enoteca reviews archive.
  • A treat
    Jennlb
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Everything was very well done. I dream about their sardine crostini and the octopus with homemade pasta was perfectly made. My husband was equally happy with his carbonara. The people next to us raved over their beef. $160 for two people is a bit of a treat for us but it was well worth it as the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening at L'Unita!
    momo
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This was our first time at this little spot in the Annex area. What a find! Amazing food - you have to try the Anipasta platter to share. Unbelievably good. Everything was outstanding from the greeting at the door to our friendly, but not overly intrusive waiter, to our amazing delicious dinners. We will definitely visit this great restaurant again. The ambience is great, but busy and vibrant - a little on the loud side if you are looking for a quiet evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    feliper
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Went there a few months back with friends to celebrate a birthday. The found and service were both outstanding. They even put a candle on the dessert (unrequested, the candle that is). So decided to go back with other friends. Again, flawless service, superb food (we ate too much; the food should come with a warning that you'll be tempted to order too much). The dishes they serve are not (for the most part) the traditional fare of Italian restaurants in Toronto - they mix up the ingredients and present known dishes in a different way or combinations you'd had considered before. And it's always nice to not feel rushed and on a Saturday night no less. Definitely would go again and recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    DiningGuy
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Decided to try L'unita on the advice of some friends. Made a reservation through OpenTable. We arrived a little early for our 8:15 reservation and were greeted promptly and had a seat at the bar for drinks and appetizers. The vibe is modern neighborhood Italian - very warm and comfortable room, with good energy. Service was friendly and attentive. The food - And I am picky - Was excellent. The cod appetizer, the short ribs, simply delicious. I was equally impressed by the Krombacher Beer on tap. Not the first beer you'd expect to see at a neighbourhood italian place - But it was poured properly, stored at the right temperature and very fresh. Thanks L'Unita. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great food in moderate portions. Some items are overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Carmen
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Truly an authentic Italian experience. I had a fantastic time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JUST GO ALREADY!
    Ahappydiner
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This place is no let down. If you are adventurous and enjoy italian cuisine this is a great place with excellent service. Amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hidden spot in Yorkville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food was great, waitress was nice and had great recommendations. Antipasto was delicious but overpriced for what we got.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Foodluv
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Had dinner with a friend on Thursday evening. Split pea soup was perfectly seasoned, crisped speck a great accompaniment, as was a focaccia slice. Grilled fish had crisp skin, and a marinated root salad on top was so good, I wished for a big bowl of it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Very Pleasant
    skinnylatte40
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Nice staff, server was attentive. Food was quite good for our group dinner - often these types of meals can be complicated and annoying. We had a great time and enjoyed the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Potential neighbourhood gem
    Ronnie
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Staff were friendly and accommodating, and food was creative and appetizing. Unwanted hair in one of the fish dishes Waiters were embarrassed and made billing adjustments. Some noisy patrons ruined what was otherwise a pleasant dining experience. Staff unwilling to moderate rambunctious behaviour of some young male birthday celebrants who were loud and profane. Pity. Fine Italian style food at reasonable prices. Impressive wine list. Would return for sure - but be wary of the drinking louts.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.